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Man arrested after shop staff threatened in Co Down

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Police were called to retail premises in the St Patrick’s Avenue area of Downpatrick.

A man has been arrested after staff were verbally abused and threatened at a Co Down shop.

Police were called to a report of an assault at retail premises in the St Patrick’s Avenue area of Downpatrick this morning.

The PSNI said: “Shortly before 10.30am we received a report that a man had entered the shop and threatened and abused staff before an altercation broke out involving a member of the public.

“Officers attended and a man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of disorderly behaviour and common assault.

“He remains in police custody at this time.”

Police appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or with information or footage that could assist with enquiries to contact officers on 101 quoting reference 478 of 20/04/24.

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